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Good Morning Monster PDF -“Catherine Gildiner is nothing short of masterful – as both a therapist and writer. In these pages, she has gorgeously captured both the privilege of being given access to the inner chambers of people’s lives, and the meaning that comes from watching them grow into the selves they were meant to be.” (Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone)
In this fascinating narrative, therapist Catherine Gildiner’s presents five of what she calls her most heroic and memorable patients. Among them: A successful, first-generation Chinese immigrant musician suffering sexual dysfunction; a young woman whose father abandoned her at age nine with her younger siblings in an isolated cottage in the depth of winter; and a glamorous workaholic whose narcissistic, negligent mother greeted her each morning of her childhood with “Good morning, Monster”.
Each patient presents a mystery, one that will only be unpacked over years. They seek Gildiner’s help to overcome an immediate challenge in their lives but discover that the source of their suffering has been long buried. As in such recent classics as The Glass Castle and Educated, each patient embodies self-reflection, stoicism, perseverance, and forgiveness as they work unflinchingly to face the truth. Gildiner’s account of her journeys with them is moving, insightful, and sometimes very funny.
Good Morning, Monster offers an almost novelistic, behind-the-scenes look into the therapist’s office, illustrating how the process can heal even the most unimaginable wounds.
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year – 2020
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press
“Good Morning, Monster allows one the privilege of seeing the therapist-patient relationship as an essentially human interaction.” (JM Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature)
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Catherine has written two best selling memoirs. The first is called TOO CLOSE TO THE FALLS and was on the best seller’s lists for two years. It is about working full time from the age of four.
Her next memoir AFTER THE FALLS covers her teenage and college years where she got involved in civil rights and was investigated by the FBI.
COMING ASHORE, her final memoir is coming out this fall. It is about her years at Oxford, The U.S. and finally Canada. This book shares the joy of those few years in your twenties after you leave home and before Adult responsibilities crowd in.
She has also written a novel, SEDUCTION, a thriller about Darwin and Freud. It was chosen by DER SPIEGAL as one of the ten best mysteries.
She is a unique writer in that she was a psychologist for many years and only became a writer at the age of 50. Shows anything is possible.
She lives in Toronto with her husband and has three grown sons.
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Listening Length 13 hours and 15 minutes Author Catherine Gildiner Narrator Deborah Burgess Whispersync for Voice Ready Audible.com Release Date September 22, 2020 Publisher Macmillan Audio Program Type Audiobook Version Unabridged Language English ASIN B0861B4R7J
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HJB “As a clinical psychologist, and someone who has been in therapy herself for most of her adult life, I had very high hopes for this book. In fact, books about emotional recovery are among my favorite reads, however, for the first time ever, I had to return a kindle title.
I should have stopped reading after the first story, but I made it halfway through the second before finally hitting the return button. Here is why.
In the first story, there were 3 major red flags that I pushed through. The first was when the author said that our unconscious mind tries hard to keep us stuck in old patterns. What a terrible view for a therapist to have! While it is true that the workings of our unconscious can be a mystery to us, and that part of the point of therapy is to make the unconscious conscious, it is completely false to say that our unconscious works against us. It’s just the opposite! The unconscious is always sending us signals and ways to heal, through dreams and other metaphors. To think that the unconscious is a negative aspect trying to pull us down is an extremely toxic view for a therapist to have.
The next red flag occurred when the writer said that anger is not a true emotion. Again, how is she a therapist?? While anger can cover other emotions like sadness and shame, it is a VERY real and viable emotion all by itself. To say that anger is not a real emotion is a huge disservice to all of the work that clients do in therapy to learn to express their anger in a healthy way.
The final red flag from story one was when the therapist insinuated that therapy was finished because her female client got married. Really?? What year are we in??
Still, I made it to story number two, before hitting the return button. I finally pulled the trigger after the therapist told her client, an adult suffering from impotence due to a severely abusive childhood, that he did not have to tell his new love interest about his sexual issues. How is he ever going to have a real relationship if he cannot disclose that he is having sexual problems? What kind of intimacy can ever be gained by keeping this a secret? At this point, I could not read any further, so I don’t know whether the therapist ever discussed how inappropriate her advice was.
In sum, this is an extremely negative example of what can happen in therapy, and it’s downright toxic. If you would like to read books by a therapist who actually helps his clients, I suggest anything by Irvin Yalom. There you will find the hope and resiliency that true therapy actually entails.”
In this compilation, the reader meets five of Gildiner’s most difficult cases. She expertly grapples such diverse and difficult topics as child abuse, neglect, abandonment, gender-based violence, sexual abuse and trauma. These people have been so psychologically traumatized that they developed maladaptive behaviors such as trauma-based triggers, denial, and shame to compensate, yet their spirits remain indomitable. They choose to deal with these internal issues, to heal themselves, to grow emotionally, to become “whole.”
These stories are about recovery from childhood trauma with the requisite emotional recovery and growth; thus they are both difficult to read because of the subject matter, yet heartwarming, heartbreaking, and inspirational. Gildiner offers a glimpse of the role of the psychotherapist: to become involved in a reciprocal relationship to help clients resolve their innermost issues.
As a family practice physician, I enjoyed this glimpse into a practitioner of a related field. Many times, as a primary care physician, I’ve had to refer patients to therapists, and it was interesting to see the inner workings of psychologist and patient.”
Gabriel Snyman “This book was one I struggled to put down. Some of the stories of these five characters were at times so horrific that I feared I might get PTSD just be reading them. But hope shone through the brokenness and suffering eventually, leaving one in awe about the human spirit. I think this book gives insight into the therapeutic process and will encourage those that need help to deal with psychological issues to get help. I highly recommend this book for people dealing with negative legacies from their childhood as well as to all who wants to assist such people in their difficult journey towards healing.”
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